A full breakdown of the Chicago Bears' 2017 draft class and its progress after two weeks of training camp.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, first round (No. 2 overall): Trubisky fired up the entire city of Chicago after he completed 18 of 25 pass attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown in his preseason debut. Trubisky is technically still third on Chicago’s quarterback depth chart, but he’s applying pressure on starter Mike Glennon. It’s only a matter of time before Trubisky wins the job outright, but the Bears are taking it slow.
Adam Shaheen, TE, second round (No. 45): Out of Division II Ashland University, Shaheen excelled in Chicago’s offseason program after it drafted him. That success carried over to training camp, where Shaheen’s expected to have a sizable role on offense alongside fellow tight ends Dion Sims and Zach Miller. Shaheen’s got really good hands for a big guy (6-foot-6). If Shaheen proves he can block, he’ll play a lot in the regular season.
Eddie Jackson, S, fourth round (No. 112): Jackson is pushing starting free safety Adrian Amos. Jackson had several interceptions early in camp that apparently caught the attention of the coaching staff, because lately, Jackson is getting more first-team reps. There is also hope the Alabama product may help on special teams, where he starred as a returner in college.
Tarik Cohen, RB, fourth round (No. 119): Cohen was the fan favorite in Bourbonnais. The Bears plan to use Cohen in a variety of ways as their Joker back. Look for the 5-6 speedster to get the ball in space when the regular season rolls around. The Bears ran Cohen between the tackles in the first preseason game, but that was probably by design. Chicago doesn’t want to show their hand with Cohen, who has breakaway speed and moves in the open field.
Jordan Morgan, OL, fifth round (No. 147): There hasn’t been much discussion about Morgan, even after reserve guard Eric Kush suffered a season-ending torn hamstring. There’s also concern about Kyle Long’s ankle, making the interior of the offensive line a real question mark. Morgan, though, may be more of a project after playing college ball at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.